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    changing headunit could do with abit of help first!

    Currently thinking about changing the cd player in my astra sport hatch from the horrible cd30 to an aftermarket cd player i had installed in my old mk4.

    When it was installed in my old mk4 i had it set up to use the steering wheel controls to change track etc. just wondering would the steering wheel controls work in the new car?

    Also what would be required to make this possible?

    One last question! (sorry!) my car is on finance and if for any reason i had to put the standard cd player back in, i understand i have to put in a code so it will work again. where can i find this code?

    Sorry for all the questions! any help would be greatly apprectated!

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    all depends if the standard adapter will fit... otherwise the wires will need to be cut and u will need to wire the correct adapter up...

    about the code.. you should have it in ur car manual.. other wise u will need to pay vauxhall to get it for ya

    EDIT: you prob wont be able to wire the steering wheel controls up unless ur after market cd player allows this

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    well the headunit is a jvc kd-pdr31 and the adaptor i have that worked in my mk4 for steering wheel controls is an autoloads 099-x06 vauxhall multistalk adaptor. if thats any help at all

    EDIT: about the code for the cd player. iv got a card in my drivers logbook called a vauxhall car pass. on it has the vin number, security code (4 digits),engine type, key number etc. would i be right in thinking the security code is the one i would need for the cd player?

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    code is not required as the radio will retain the code. The only time it will be needed is if Vauxhall unpaired the radio from the car.

    As for the steering wheel controls, the mk4 ones will not work in your mark5. for the Mk5 you need a CANBUS Steering wheel control adapter. For this I would stick to the Connects2 one as it will allow you to retain setting the clock. Remeber you will also need a fascia and an aerial adapter. You areial adapter from the mk4 will work just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BasilD View Post
    You areial adapter from the mk4 will work just fine.
    They are they newer farkra (sp) styly connector so different from the MK4
    Want a professional job done on fitting your aftermarket electrical accessories? PM me for a quote
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    is the connects2 ctavxcan001 the adaptor id need then? my car is an 06 plate. all this is confusing!

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    Hi,

    I know how you feel I looked around for ages to find the bits to fit the radio to a 57 plate astra. Anyway these are the bits I used to fit mine although its an alpine it would give you some idea: -

    Steering Adaptor - CTSVX002

    Radio Interface - They also do a JVC interface which is prob what you need.

    Fakra Adaptor

    Fascia Plate


    The steering adaptor was just a plug and play item so you dont need to do any cutting of the loom, which is good as its on finance and easier to swap over if you need to. IT also allows you to change the clock via the steering controls which is quite handy.

    And you shouldn't loose the code from the radio mine doesn't as I tried when I took it out.

    Overall it was straight foreward to swap over took about 20 mins max, the hardest part is finding somewhere to tuck all the wiring behind the dash.

    Glenn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks View Post
    They are they newer farkra (sp) styly connector so different from the MK4
    Whoops you have a point Andy! I think me needs to stop working on all these different cars it is clouding the mind.

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    cheers for all the help guys

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